UN votes for new Ethiopian peacekeepers for Sudan’s Abyei
The force will monitor the withdrawal of north Sudan troops from Abyei as well as human rights in the region.
Khartoum forces occupied Abyei on May 21 and more than 100,000 people have since fled the territory mainly to southern Sudan.
With fighting also flaring in the neighboring state of South Kordofan, the action has heightened tensions ahead of southern Sudan’s declaration of independence on July 9. (AR)